How to be a Plotter and a Pantser

Outlining while Still Writing by the Seat of your Pants

Outlining (or plotting) seems opposite of writing by the seat of your pants. In a lot of ways it is. But it doesn’t have to be. See how they work together. In this episode, I’m talking with bestselling mystery and suspense author Daryl Wood Gerber about how these two methods of writing actually work hand-in-hand.


First of all, are you a plotter or a pantser? Most writers fall somewhere in between. Plotting can be a roadmap, allowing you to still write by the seat of your pants.

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